Great white shark choked to death on turtle it was trying to eat

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Greg Vella great white shark Japan

A great white shark choked to death while eating a turtle before becoming tangled in a fishermans net (Picture: Greg Vella/Facebook)

Pictures have emerged of a two-ton great white shark that died after biting off more than it could chew.

The predator apparently choked to death on a turtle off the coast of Japan.

Fisherman Greg Vella said the shark was discovered with its prey still locked in its jaws after getting caught up in netting.

He said: I was out commercial “Ken Ken” style fishing for tuna when I heard chatter on the radio that there was a white shark swimming around with a big sea turtle in is mouth.

People started to joke about it, so I did not pay it any more attention. Then next day, it was found dead, near the bait receivers, tangled in some netting.

The captains I interviewed who saw the mighty shark the day before, said it looked close to death, as it could not dislodge the giant turtle.



The great white shark is classed as being vulnerable according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature red list of threatened species.

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